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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • Fantastic Condo in a great location

    "If you are headed to Sanibel and want to stay in a fantastic condo, look no further. The owners recently upgraded the unit and it is a pleasure to stay here. You have a washer/dryer in the unit which is excellent. The owners have also included a drying rack (very smart), fully equipped kitchen, upgraded bathrooms and 3 excellent TVs. The unit is across from the tennis courts and there were 6 racks available for use. The owners also included 2 bikes and 4 beach loungers. The unit is also very close to the pool and a short walk to the beach. Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"
    Guest: Jay F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Hideaway Court on Sanibel Island

    "Our stay was everything we hoped for and the Sea Oats location was perfect. This private well furnished and maintained home on Hideaway Court has all the basic needs for a comfortable holiday including fast WiFi Internet for those who can't live without it! We had use of beach chairs and parasol that were easily transported to the beach using the trolley provided. We also had use of fishing rod and reel. The outside deck overlooking the spacious pool area was a relaxing place to sit any time of the day without the worry of the dreaded no-see-ums. Two years ago we stayed at Mitchell's further along the prestigious West Gulf Drive in their beach cottage closest to the sea (Ocean Mist). We chose this home this year trading the sea view for private pool and fewer evening bugs. It was a good trade off, and the short walk or cycle to the beach via the short-cut meant the sea was never far away. We had a magical day on a deck boat rented from Port Sanibel Marina where we saw Dolphins up close, walked our favourite beach at south Cayo Costa and lunched at Cabbage Key. McCarthey's Marina on Captiva was great for Dolphin spotting and Manatees, and the sun set at Bowman's Beach was always spectacular. Doc Ford's is still our favourite restaurant with Yucatan Shrimp being my favourite dish. The ribs, burgers and paella are also good! Having the four bicycles was such a bonus. The cycle path down alligator alley before Rabbit Road, up to Doc Ford's then on to J.N. "Ding Darling" was a nice short ride, but our favourite ride was along West Gulf Drive to Tarpon Road, then up Tarpon Road to Baileys Tract and back. We have been so lucky to experience paradise on Sanibel Island twice in as many years. Is it too much to want to come back for for? !!"
    Guest: Graeme P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • SUPURB!

    "I hate to say too many good things about this house. . . everyone will try to rent it and we may want more time there! In many ways this house exceeded our expectations. This Florida home was so well appointed and the owner is simply a very nice lady who was so helpful. It is in excellent condition and very clean. There were so open stairways so the one year old grandson could roam without us worrying about him. The large open living room has room to seat a eight or more people comfortably. The three minute bike ride from the beach is a big plus. The pool is large enough to actually swim a bit. The bikes are new and in good condition as is all the things in this beautiful home. We already told Terry to hold our place for next year!"
    Guest: jo g. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Great location....Great condo......Great vacation

    "Rating Details: I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We really enjoyed our week at Sanibel staying in this large, spacious condo. It is centrally located to everything and is literally steps away from the pool and the beach."
    Guest: Daniel Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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Sanibel Island Travel Tips

Just west of Fort Myers you'll find lovely Sanibel Island, known for its beautiful sunsets, welcoming beaches, outdoor spaces and peaceful tranquility.

Whether you're taking a family vacation for spring break, planning a romantic trip for two or craving an escape from the cold with friends, this Floridian island offers a great place to relax, collect seashells and explore the 12 miles of shores. Because of it's location and geographic orientation, it's acts like a scoop, gathering seashells onto its beaches, making Sanibel Island an excellent place to hunt for these unique treasures.

In addition to exciting outdoor attractions, the island offers a plethora of dining options, from laid-back beach eateries to restaurants specializing in, of course, seafood, to upscale spots for a nice night out. And when you're ready to hit the water, spend an afternoon boating or fishing to truly experience living like a local.

Things to Do on Sanibel Island

- Sanibel Island Lighthouse: One of the coolest places to check out during your trip is the Sanibel Island Lighthouse, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. You'll find it situated on the eastern part of the island, and it was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos for ships coming into the port of Punta Rassa. While the lighthouse itself isn't open to the public, the grounds are and it's definitely worth the trip to see the keeper's quarters, catch dinner at the fishing pier or take advantage of the beach access. The lighthouse also makes for great photographs, so don't forget your camera!

- Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: Sanibel Island is known as the spot to hunt for seashells, so a trip to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a must during your getaway. The museum is named after two pioneer families that lived on the island and features the most comprehensive collection of shells in the U.S. Inside you'll see a variety of shells and mollusks, learn about the history of the area and their scientific and artistic importance. Some of the museum's exhibits include Early Sanibel Shell Collectors; Florida Fossil Shells,; Mollusks, Medicine, and Man and The Scallop, Queen of Conchology, among others.

- J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Animals lovers won't be disappointed with a visit the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which was named for Jay Norwood Darling, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and environmentalist. The refuge is home to more than 200 species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles and 32 different kinds of mammals. If you're hoping to fit in some bird watching, the refuge is an exceptional spot to do so, or you can hit the paths for a bike ride or hike. If you want to paddle a canoe down a winding river path or take a four-mile scenic drive to see all of the natural beauty, like cabbage and sabal palms, red mangrove and a variety of other native plants.

- Sanibel Historical Museum and Village: You'll be transported back in time as you explore a collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings, including Bailey's General Store, Miss Charlotta's Tea Room, Clarence Rutland's home, the 1926 post office, the island's original schoolhouse and more. Inside, all the buildings are outfitted with items from the early 1900s, and as you wander through the village, you'll see a pioneer garden, antique Model T truck and an old packinghouse replica complete with farm equipment.

Dining on Sanibel Island

- Mad Hatter: For a lovely romantic dinner for two, try Mad Hatter, where you'll find a wonderland of delicious cuisine. You'll be treated to stunning views as you dine on options like phyllo shrimp, black truffle sea scallops, Hudson Valley foie gras or grilled filet mignon. Chefs Kurt and Michelle Jarvis offer a cozy, welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy amazing flavors after a day filled with exploring. Save room for dessert like creme brulee or berry crepes, which you can experience as you watch the sunset.

- The Island Cow: if you want a more laid-back dining experience, head to The Island Cow, which opens for breakfast, so you can have a hearty meal before you start your day. It's also open for dinner when you can eat under the stars on the porch while you listen to live music. Try a po-boy sandwich, cold wildberry bisqueor seafood. You'll get a real feeling of island dining when you come to The Island Cow. There's plenty on the menu here, so you won't be disappointed!

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